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    University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department

    Wow, no one saw this coming. TheUniversity of Floridaannounced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department, which will allow it tosave about $1.7 million. The school is eliminating all funding for teaching assistants in computer science, cutting the graduate and research programs entirely, and moving the tattered remnants into other departments.
    University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department, Increases Athletic Budgets. Hmm.

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    Sooo........
    Wait - would you rather live in the ascendancy of a civilization or during its decline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitbyatrain View Post
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    Was UF good at Computer Science, because if they weren't what are they really losing by giving it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zensip View Post
    Sooo........
    Wait - would you rather live in the ascendancy of a civilization or during its decline?
    Maybe we should have robster craws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zensip View Post
    Sooo........
    Wait - would you rather live in the ascendancy of a civilization or during its decline?

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    Twenty years ago, CS was kind of a suspect degree. UT didn't have it and then only a BA. You couldn't get registered as a patent attorney with a lot of CS degrees.

    Nowadays it's somewhatsurprising that CS would get chopped at a big state school that's supposed to be the agmech school. I suppose it can be subsumed into math and EE.

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    Shouldn't surprise anyone. This is the state that, in the age of digital enlightenment, gave us the "hanging chad."

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    Computers, so 20th c. good riddance I say.

    Son applies to college in 2010. That spring we get a letter saying he was turned down for a full scholarship that academically he should have been all over. Wifey calls the dept. in question and gets a person who's on the selection committee to explain why he may not have gotten it.

    The gentleman looks at his application says, "wow, should have gotten this no question." Then. "Oh I see why, he's indicated that he wants to major in Aerospace engineering. The federally subsidized scholarship funds for that program are being cut back, they're looking to ramp up the computer engineering/science programs. If he'd just written engineering, he'd probably have been awarded the scholarship." He goes on to explain that the reason for the shift is coming from the federal gov't and a couple of the military branches.
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    It's bad, but not as bad as they're making out. There were like 4 CS degrees and only one of which was actually under the CS program. The other three were either under engineering or the business school. From what I've heard they're eliminating the school and pushing the degree to the engineering program. Could be wrong though, either way Machen needs to go.

    Also, UF's athletics are funded by the alumni association, not the schools budget, and for the last 20 years or so they've actually contributed a couple million per year to the school's general fund.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ View Post
    Shouldn't surprise anyone. This is the state that, in the age of digital enlightenment, gave us the "hanging chad."
    and the dimpled chad, the impregnated chad....

    i still get infuriated by all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smegma_Popsicle_II View Post
    and the dimpled chad, the impregnated chad....

    i still get infuriated by all that.
    Hopefully it's also the state that gives us the "hanging George."

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBoard View Post
    Computers, so 20th c. good riddance I say.

    Son applies to college in 2010. That spring we get a letter saying he was turned down for a full scholarship that academically he should have been all over. Wifey calls the dept. in question and gets a person who's on the selection committee to explain why he may not have gotten it.

    The gentleman looks at his application says, "wow, should have gotten this no question." Then. "Oh I see why, he's indicated that he wants to major in Aerospace engineering. The federally subsidized scholarship funds for that program are being cut back, they're looking to ramp up the computer engineering/science programs. If he'd just written engineering, he'd probably have been awarded the scholarship." He goes on to explain that the reason for the shift is coming from the federal gov't and a couple of the military branches.
    A future engineering student that had his mommy call asking why he didn't get a scholly?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TwiceHorn View Post
    Twenty years ago, CS was kind of a suspect degree. UT didn't have it and then only a BA. You couldn't get registered as a patent attorney with a lot of CS degrees.

    Nowadays it's somewhatsurprising that CS would get chopped at a big state school that's supposed to be the agmech school. I suppose it can be subsumed into math and EE.
    This isn't true.
    UT has had a bachelor's in CS as least as far back as 1973, and grad level at least back to 1969.

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    what do aggy need wit computer, $#@! aggy got two hands and fo higher math thay can takes off thay shoes, uh flip flops (it is florida after all).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assman View Post
    A future engineering student that had his mommy call asking why he didn't get a scholly?

    heh heh heh, Well $60K worth of scholly is a lot of money, and since mommy (and daddy) were gonna have to ante up that money I don't think it was out of line. She wasn't calling to complain, she was just curious about WHY his submission didn't make the cut. It was an armed forces ROTC scholarship and he'd already been selected for acceptance to the Air Force Academy, but was waited listed.

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    computer science jobs can be outsourced all day and all night


    you're not outsourcing nfl players

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    Quote Originally Posted by tx 3 putt View Post
    computer science jobs can be outsourced all day and all night


    you're not outsourcing nfl players
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    I'm guessing comp sci had a large percentage of out of state/international students. Maybe the FL taxpayers shouldn't be funding that degree program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USC Troll View Post
    I'm guessing comp sci had a large percentage of out of state/international students. Maybe the FL taxpayers shouldn't be funding that degree program.
    Umm they're probably making pretty good coin with those out of state tuition rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBoard View Post
    Umm they're probably making pretty good coin with those out of state tuition rates.
    Possibly not enough to fund an entire department's worth of overhead. Or maybe they just wanted to blow up on fbook/twitter for a day. Who knows.

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    Apparently the original blog post was incorrect.

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    All those students will transfer to THE Ohio State University after a 1 year probation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasEd View Post
    And endorsed by their law school.
    and medical school- non-varmit, of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBoard View Post
    he'd already been selected for acceptance to the Air Force Academy, but was waited listed.

    that doesn't make sense. care to explain? either he received an appointment or was on the NWL, but not both...

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    i have a feeling they will have a hard time recruiting the top high school football talent now without a computer science department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texasbadass View Post
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    I bet Percy Harvin is happy to have his CS degree before it was eliminated.

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    Apparently the original blog post was incorrect.
    An incorrect blog post? Unpossible!

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    This is the time for forward-looking research universities to invest scarce resources in computer science/computing—even at the expense of other engineering disciplines, if necessary—in order to ensure a vibrant, cohesive, and prominent computer science/computing presence and identity. This most certainly is not the time to scale back on computer science research and education.

    --Zvi Galil, Dean of College of Computing at Georgia Tech, sends the president of University of Florida a letter addressing UF’s decision to eliminate its computer science department in order to save money.
    http://exp.lore.com/post/21668407121...oking-research


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    Quote Originally Posted by slorch View Post
    and medical school- non-varmit, of course...
    We have a medical school...

    FWIW, Where are they going to "absorb" the remaining parts of the programs?

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